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  • Befitting reply will be given to any terror threat, says Rajnath Singh December 6, 2014

    Lucknow: Dismissing threats of outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said "no one has the power to ruin India" and that a fitting reply will be given to any terror strike in the country. "No one has the power to ruin India," Rajnath told...
  • Nitin Gadkari adopts Pachgaon village in Nagpur November 24, 2014

    Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has adopted Pachgaon village of the district under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'. Gadkari adopted Pachgaon village in Umrer taluka, about 15 kms from Nagpur city, last evening where he was accorded a warm welcome by village head Punyasheela Meshram and people. Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari...
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopts Lilapur village November 23, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopted Lilapur village of Daskroi taluka in the district with a population of around 1,200 people. Taking her cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', Patel has asked all the MLAs of Gujarat to adopt a village of their constituency and...
  • Gujarat: BJP MPs adopt 'developed' villages under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna November 22, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The choice of some villages adopted by MPs in Gujarat under the Prime Minister's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna' has invited criticism from Congress which claimed that they were already developed, a charge refuted by the MPs. There are three such cases which have come to the light where villages have...
  • 40,000 crore project planned to strengthen rural power supply: Union Cabinet November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved schemes to ensure connectivity to all households. It has approved an 40,000 crore plan to strengthen rural power supply. The Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, is aimed at ensuring eight hours of quality power supply to agricultural consumers and 24-hour electricity to rural...
  • Deep diving into Naxal core: What elections and development mean to tribals November 21, 2014

    Ranchi: What do elections mean to a tribal living in the remotest Red zone of Jharkhand and why they oppose development works initiated by governments? We tried to investigate by deep diving into the forests of Torpa, where one is alive only at the mercy of Maoists. Here, everyone is...
  • AP: Sachin Tendulkar receives warm welcome in his adopted village Puttamraju Kandrika November 16, 2014

    Nellore: Cricketing legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar received a warm welcome from Andhra Pradesh's Puttamraju Kandrika village on Sunday morning when he visited the village adopted by him under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. The "Little Master" plans to undertake various development work in the village at a cost...
  • Rajnath Singh adopts Beti village in Lucknow November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh has adopted Beti village in the district under the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna. "The Union Home Minister has adopted Beti village in Sarojini Nagar (Assembly segment) under the model village scheme," Secretary of BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit Virendra Tiwari said...
  • Mathura MP Hema Malini adopts Raval village in UP under Adarsh Gram Yojana November 10, 2014

    Mathura: Actress-politician Hema Malini has adopted Raval village in Uttar Pradesh under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address. "People keep chanting Radhe Radhe in the entire Raval but no one has ever thought of developing this village across the Yamuna river....
  • Modi adopts Jayapur in Varanasi, exhorts people to make it an ideal village November 7, 2014

    Varanasi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi adopted Jayapur village in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, he pledged support to develop it and asked people to do their bit too to ensure that it becomes a better place. "I want to do a lot of work for Jayapur,...
  • PM Modi in Varanasi, likely to announce mega projects November 7, 2014

    Varanasi: On his first visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after assuming power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday is likely to firm up plans for the development of the ancient temple town and lay the foundation stone of a trade facilitation centre for weavers. Modi arrived at the airport located...
  • Varanasi: Excitement among Jayapur residents after PM announces adoption of the village November 6, 2014

    PM Modi to visit his constituency Varanasi on Friday. This will be Modi's first visit to Varanasi after taking charge as the PM. Narendra Modi will be adopting Jayapur village under his Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. ...
  • Identify village for Adarsh Gram Yojana by November 11: Government to MPs October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Centre has set a November 11 deadline for Members of Parliament to choose one village which they will develop as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written to the parliamentarians saying they may identify a suitable...
  • AIR should delve deeper into rural problems: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi October 18, 2014

    Rampur: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledging to revive the radio culture, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advised the AIR programmers to move out of the studios and sit at village choupals amidst the rural folks to record their problems. Naqvi was addressing a gathering on the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar meets PM Modi, discusses 'Swachh Bharat initiative' campaign October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and discussed the 'Swachh Bharat initiative' campaign. The 41-year-old iconic cricketer was one of the nine people chosen by the Prime Minister for his initiative, which he had launched on Mahatma...
  • PM Modi felicitates Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and congratulated him on his winning the honour as Satyarthi expressed his "keenness" to contribute to the PM's pet projects "Swachh Bharat" and "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana". Satyarthi, a crusader against child trafficking and labour,...
  • Have to see how the Adarsh Gram Yojana works, says Rajeev Shukla October 11, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that the idea to develop rural areas was of former prime minister Narsimha Rao. The remarks came on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi launced Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. He said, "It was an idea. Narsimha Rao had sanctioned the maximum amount for rural...
  • PM Modi launches Adarsh Gram Yojana, says it's not guided by money but by people's participation October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) saying that the scheme was driven by demand and not by supply. Launching the scheme on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, Modi said, "The country's development model has been supply...
  • PM Modi launches Saansad Gram Adarsh Yojana: As it happened October 11, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan. It aims to keep the soul of rural India alive while providing people with quality access to basic amenities and opportunities to enable them to shape their own destiny. ...
  • PM Modi to launch Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana today October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will launch Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana on the occasion of birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, aims to keep the soul of rural India alive while providing people with quality access to basic amenities and opportunities to enable them to...
  • PM Modi to launch MP model village scheme on Saturday October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: An ambitious village development project under which each MP will take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019 will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The goal is to develop three adarsh grams or model villages by March 2019, of which...
  • PM's ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana to be unveiled on Saturday October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' aimed to ensure holistic development of identified gram panchayats on Saturday (October 11), the birth anniversary of socialist stalwart Jay Prakash Narayan. PM had announced the scheme during his address on Independence Day from the ramparts...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • Tripura votes for gram panchayats July 15, 2014

    Agartala: Hundreds of thousands of people voted on Tuesday to elect the threetier gram panchayats in Leftruled Tripura. Inspector General of Police Nepal Das told IANS that voting was peaceful barring clashes among political activists in three places. According to the Election Commission, half of the 13,754 candidates are women. For the first...
  • Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana to be launched: Radha Mohan Singh June 14, 2014

    To boost agricultural yield, the Union Agriculture Ministry is going to launch 'Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana' in the country. "The motive of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana will be to take irrigation water to each and every agricultural field in the country. Farm productivity could not be increased until water...
  • MEA offers plum postings to 'friendly diplomats', EGram reveals February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: CNNIBN has accessed a confidential EGram by the Ministry of External Affairs sent in the end of 2013 asking its diplomatic missions abroad to indicate their "stations of choice" amongst a list of posts which were likely to fall vacant in 2014. The EGram, sent by then MEA secretary...
  • Empower gram sabhas to protect tribals' rights: Governor Margaret Alva February 14, 2014

    Government should amend thePanchayati Raj Act to empower the gram sabhas to protect theland rights of tribals, Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva said on Fridaywhile presenting the recommendations of a group of eightGovernors before the President. Speaking at the Conference of Governors at RashtrapatiBhawan, Alva said a uniform model for tribal subplan...
  • Priyanka Gandhi is my sister too, says Kumar Vishwas January 15, 2014

    While launching a fresh attack on Rahul Gandhi, AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Tuesday said the Congress VicePresident was not capable of taking up any responsibility in the country. "He (Rahul) is not capable enough to take up any responsibility in the country as whenever sensitive issues like Damini and Gudia...
  • Green clearance difficult if panchayats oppose: Veerappa Moily January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting a rule of sorts, Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily has made it clear that green nod will not be given to a project that is opposed by local panchayats. He made this clear against the backdrop of rejection of clearance to Londonbased Vedanta's USD 1.7 billion bauxite...
  • Maharashtra: 20,000 Gram Panchayats to get ebanking facilities October 20, 2013

    In a bid to curb financial irregularities by selfhelp groups and money lenders, Maharashtra government has decided to start ebanking facilities in 20,000 state Gram Panchayats. There are around 28,000 Gram Panchayats in the state and out them 20,000 would have the ebanking facility, Maharashtra rural development minister Jayant Patil, who...